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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Portland, Oregon, is 6.00%, with job growth of 1.59%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.20%.

Portland, Oregon Taxes
Portland, Oregon,sales tax rate is 0.00%. Income tax is 9.00%.

Portland, Oregon Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $31,249, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $51,238.

  ECONOMYPortland, OregonUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  6.00%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  1.59%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  37.20%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  0.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  9.00%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $31,249$28,051
  Household Income  $51,238$53,046
  Family Median Income  $66,537$64,585
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  14.47%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  5.33%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  10.43%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  9.76%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  8.98%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.89%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  10.00%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  11.56%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  12.45%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  4.51%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  4.63%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  15.90%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  7.19%5.24%
  Community, social services  2.50%1.66%
  Legal  1.80%1.17%
  Education, library  6.64%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  4.71%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  6.13%5.49%
  Healthcare support  1.86%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.07%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  7.54%5.61%
  Building maintenance  2.74%3.97%
  Personal care  4.16%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  22.16%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.30%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  4.77%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  10.55%12.10%
  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Great place! No jobs : (
Portland is a truly vibrant city, people are very friendly and easy going. However, finding work in Portland is harder than finding a needle in a hay... (read more)
Hard Place to Make it
There are so many things going for Portland...overall it is pretty ideal, but it is a hard place to make ends meet. The job market has become so over-saturated with... (read more)
Doing business in Portland, Oregon
I have lived in Oregon all my life. In thoes 66 years I have seen Oregon's economy extensively fluctuate and her political climate change to the point that I don't... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Beautiful Region
If your a hiker this is an amazing place to live. The Coast, Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood will keep you busy for years. Portland, as a city is average at best, but the... (read more)
In response to "A Place Where People Don't Shower
Your experience is interesting, considering Portland is one of the least religious cities in America. (Researchers found the greater area of Portland, OR-WA to be the... (read more)
Portland is only good for a very few
I've lived in Portland off and on for years since the mid-1970s (been here taking care of family). Portland as a whole likes to believe it's very "livable", and... (read more)
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